Puppy Training & Socialisation


COVID-19 Update: 17/03/2020


As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve and in light of the new government advice just released that "Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel," we’ve decided to suspend all face-2-face training (groups and 1-2-1) with immediate effect as we personally want to do everything we can to follow the government restrictions.


Right now a small group of people training outdoors should be very low risk, but we all need to prioritise our own safety and that of everyone else.  The situation is extremely serious and it’s imperative that we all act responsibly to save lives in the coming weeks and months.  


Our dogs can remind us to stay present, calm, and still have some fun and exercise through this uncertain and difficult time and to this end we are moving to an online format and will be posting training videos and content via facebook and youtube so you can train your dog at home.  Do join our facebook group if you’d like to keep in touch with this: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrafhamWaggers/?ref=bookmarks


Let’s hope and look forward to better times in the future and some very well trained dogs after all this time at home!


Stay safe and healthy everyone,






Puppy Training 1

10-18 weeks old

Puppy Training 2

19-26 weeks old

Puppy Playtimes

Included FOC in classes

Our puppy classes run on Sunday mornings at the Grafham Water Marlow Car Park, the postcode for this venue is PE28 0BH. 


The cost is £60 for a course of 5 weeks.  Your pup needs to be cleared by your vet to go outside and mix with other vaccinated puppies as we train in the best place - the great outdoors!

Puppy 1

  • The next course Puppy 1 course starts on 5th April and is five weeks - places available.

Puppy 2

  • The next Puppy 2 course starts on 12th April and is 5 weeks - places available.

Puppy training is really fun, and make no mistake - puppies are super-malleable and learn very quickly.  The socialisation clock is ticking though… the human socialisation window for puppies is 0 - 12 weeks and the canine socialisation window is 0 - 16 weeks.


Take a look at this great video which explains really well why positive socialisation is so important for very young puppies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPGd7ElMCJ8


The time, thought, and energy you put into your puppies socialisation now will form lifelong habits and have lasting effects on your adult dog’s behaviour, even if you have other family dogs.


Raising and training a confident, friendly, and well-mannered lifelong companion takes more than just a commitment to attending a few puppy classes.   Puppies develop into dogs very quickly. Your young pup will go through many stages in his / her first year and we’re here to guide you through all of them with the goal of producing a happy, friendly, responsive and well-adjusted companion dog you can take anywhere.


Our puppy courses are specifically designed to quickly start your pup off on the right paw and to make sure early training and socialisation sticks through your dog's adolescence by becoming effortlessly integrated into your ongoing daily routine.


We will take you through all the essential puppy training exercises and your pup can enjoy socialising and learning in a natural environment.  All our puppy training takes places outdoors in the real world in relaxed park like settings.  We also have a dedicated and fully enclosed training field well away from any roads for safe recall practice.   With us, training, socialisation, physical exercise and mental stimulation are brought together to help your pup grow into a beautiful and well balanced adult family dog. 


We take part in many dog sports with our own dogs so if you happen to also aspire to train advanced behaviours, compete one day or have the ultimate outdoor companion - The Adventure Dog! we are with you all the way!


The courses are accompanied by lots of class handouts and other great content delivered via email throughout the course with comprehensive step-by-step guides for simple exercises to guide your daily practice.  You’ll be simply amazed at what you can achieve with your pup!


You are guaranteed the same instructor throughout your course and the best advice from a qualified professional trainer based on years of experience of dog ownership, training and coaching.  Our dog training methods are always both dog and family friendly and we really look forward to meeting you soon.

Puppy Training 1 (10-18 weeks old)

For puppies up to 18 weeks old.


Puppy Training 1 is so much fun!


Classes focus on positive socialisation with other dogs and people, confidence building, calming and handling, handler focus and attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel and walk nicely on lead).



Age: less than 18 weeks of age at the start date of class.



Your vet needs to have cleared your pup to go outside and mix with other vaccinated puppies.  You will need to bring proof of vaccination to the first class.



This course is five sessions and costs £60. Each session is approximately 1 hour long.



Grafham Water Marlow Car Park, PE28 0BH

Puppy Training 2 (19 -26 weeks)

To keep your puppy socialised, friendly and responsive right through adolescence!


Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialised and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to your instructions while working through adolescence!


Adolescence = more hormones, more energy and more independence!


Puppy 2 will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-lead, and at a distance.



Pre-requisite: Puppies must have graduated from the Puppy I class.  Ideally Puppy 2 will be taken directly after completing your Puppy I class. 


Age: 19 weeks to 26 weeks old at the start of class.



Up-to-date full vaccination is required.



This course is five weeks long and costs £60.  Each session is 45mins - 1hr long.



Grafham Water Marlow Car Park, PE28 0BH.

Puppy Playtimes

Somethings only other pups can teach! Playtimes build socialisation skills and are a great way for your puppy to become and stay comfortable with all different kinds of dogs, all while doing what dogs love to do: play, pounce, run, and roll in the grass!  


It’s also great fun for their humans!


  • Chat with other puppy owners coming to classes,
  • Watch your pup interact with others and learn to read their body language,
  • Understand more about appropriate puppy play and when you need to intervene,
  • Get an opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pups behaviour.
  • Puppy playtime = a very happy, well socialised and tired out puppy for the rest of the day – PRICELESS!!!


We incorporate free play times in all our puppy courses once the puppies have got to know each other and so have we so we can match size, age, temperament and play style.


There are no extra charges for puppy play sessions, they are included in our puppy courses free of charge :-)

Booking your Puppy class couldn't be easier!

Many thanks for selecting us to help with your puppy training!  Please read the enrolment instructions below carefully:


You need to do BOTH steps below to reserve your place on a course, that is - complete the enrolment form and send your payment.  In fairness to all our lovely clients we cannot accept reservations without payment in full as the courses are so popular.  (The full course fee is refundable prior to your first attendance.)




Please fill in the online enrollment form below making sure the correct course is selected from the drop down list of course options then click the blue send button to send your form to us.  



Send us your payment by clicking on the Buy Now button and follow the checkout process.  All course fees are refundable in full prior to the course commencing. Once the course starts however no refunds are available.


You will receive a payment receipt and we will send you a further email with course confirmation, directions to the venue and details of what to bring and any other requirements.


If you have any other questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to contact us!

We love to hear from you :-) 




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Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 5 weeks on a Sunday morning. Puppy 1 at 11.00am, Puppy 2 at 12.00pm

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

Puppy 2 for Puppy 1 graduates =>18 weeks old, full vaccination required.


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Once you have sent your form and payment, that's it, you're done and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place and send you full joining instructions.


Thank you once again and we look forward to meeting you soon!